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Perthyn are a not for profit charity who support adults with learning disabilities which has been rated in Nottinghamshire as "Outstanding" by Care Quality Commission. Now is a great opportunity to join a rewarding career in social care. Do you want to use your skills to help others to be part of their community and actively support people achieve the best of their ability? If so, get in touch to arrange a telephone or video interview for the opportunity to join Perthyn as a support worker, a role which the Government classifies as a key worker. You can play a critical role by working with the people we support during this difficult period. The Person Successful applicants will be: Enthusiastic and willing to support others to try new things Committed to empowering people to enhance their independence A car driver and willing to drive vehicles for work purposes will be essential Flexible to work a range of shifts including mornings, afternoons, evenings, wakeful nights, sleep ins and weekends. The Role Community Support role for our service in Sutton on Trent. Experience of working with individuals on the autistic spectrum is a bonus. In this service you will be supporting 3 gentleman all with different needs. Gentleman A has autism and suffers with epilepsy and has severe learning disabilities and displays some challenging behaviours mainly around food and drink. Gentleman B has epilepsy, hydrocephalus and severe learning disabilities. Gentleman C has autism and severe learning disabilities. The Gentlemen live in their own home in the Newark area and partakes in many activities both in the home and out in the community. These gentlemen can complete a few tasks independently but will require support with some of their more challenging tasks and activities and some personal care. In this role, you will support individuals to develop skills in aspects of daily living such as cooking, cleaning and shopping. You will also help them to engage in a varied schedule of social activities and to be part of their community. This might include going for long walks, meals out, sensory rooms visiting families and day trips which may require long shifts. This service has a minimum of 2 staff on a shift at a time and the shift patterns are mostly earlies, lates and a middle shift. This allows the service users to have their 1:1 support in addition to the shared support element. There is also waking night, who will be lone waking. Benefits At Perthyn, our employees receive a range of benefits, including: Guaranteed hours and permanent contracts Progression and developmental opportunities Full and comprehensive training The opportunity to complete health and social care qualifications Rotas that are issued up to 4 weeks in advance, with shifts equally shared amongst support staff teams Family friendly policies Generous holiday entitlement of up to 34 days leave per annum 45p per mile mileage allowance Enhanced maternity and sick pay Ride to work scheme £55 sleep in allowance Company pension scheme £250 recommend a friend scheme Employee Assistance Programme Free enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service Certificate Further Details Perthyn's Applicant Privacy Notice is available on our website www.perthyn.org.uk under Career Opportunities. It applies to all applicants and it describes how we collect and use your personal data throughout the recruitment process in accordance with the General Data Protection (GDPR). If you have not received a response within three weeks of your application, unfortunately on this occasion you will have been unsuccessful. We reserve the right to close a vacancy early should a sufficient number of applications be received before the closing date. Reference ID: SW/LEY/01 Part-time hours: 38 per week Application deadline: 09/03/2021 Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Contract, Permanent Salary: From £17,657.00 per year Licence/Certification: Driving license (Required) Shift availability: Day shift (Required) Night shift (Required) Overnight shift (Required) COVID-19 precaution(s): Remote interview process Personal protective equipment provided or required Temperature screenings Social distancing guidelines in place Virtual meetings Sanitisation, disinfection or cleaning procedures in place

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